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Confirming its popularity as a holiday destination, 23 additional resorts are to debut in the Maldives this year Confirming its popularity as a holiday destination, 23 additional resorts are to debut in the Maldives this year

The Maldives Experience Strong UK Visitor Growth

Maldives Ministry of Tourism announced a 17.5 percent growth concerning UK travellers who visited in March this year, when compared with the same month year-on-year.

In total, 11,829 UK travellers visited the Maldives this March, compared with 10,063 who visited year-on-year. Overall, the Maldives welcomed a total of 32,633 UK tourists during the first quarter of this year, representing a 12.2 percent increase when compared with the same period in 2017, which saw 29,088 people from the UK arrive at the destination.

“The UK continues to establish itself as one of the most valuable inbound markets for tourism to the Maldives and with a number of exciting new tourism developments launching this year, we look forward to welcoming even more visitors,” revealed Moosa Zameer, minister, tourism, Maldives.

Globally, during the month of March, the Maldives recorded an 18.5 percent year-on-year increase in the number of international visitor arrivals, welcoming a total of 133,466 arrivals. This brings the total of global arrivals to 420,103 in the first three months of this year, representing a positive growth of 17 percent when compared with 2017.